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New Audiobooks at Brigham City Library

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 1:55pm
Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

The 9th Girl
By Hoag, Tami
Read by Colacci, David
2015-05 - Brilliance Audio
9781455853687 CHECK CATALOG Number-one "New York Times"-bestselling author Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska in a haunting new thriller. Hoag's most recent books have been among the biggest bestsellers of her career. …More

The Bookseller
By Swanson, Cynthia
2015-03 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781481524971 CHECK CATALOG
A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of "Sliding Doors," " The Bookseller "follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams.
"Nothing is as permanent as it appears "
Denver, 1962. Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, …More

Brush Back
By Paretsky, Sara
Read by Ericksen, Susan
Read by Peakes, Karen
2015-07 - Brilliance Audio
9781501231292 CHECK CATALOG
Chicago's V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from "New York Times" bestselling author Sara Paretsky.
No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she'd be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that's precisely what she ends up doing when she …More

The City
By Koontz, Dean R.
2014-07 - Bantam

Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel.

A young boy, a musical prodigy, discovering life's wonders--and mortal dangers.

His best friend, also a gifted musician, who will share his journey into destiny.

His remarkable family, tested by the extremes of evil and bound by the depths of …More

The Death Trade
By Higgins, Jack
Read by Page, Michael
2015-01 - Brilliance Audio
9781480523999 CHECK CATALOG An eminent Iranian scientist has made a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can't stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. He is desperate; he doesn't know what to do. It is up to Sean Dillon and the rest of the small band known as the Prime Minister's private army to think of a plan. Most particularly, it is …More

Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
By Leon, Donna
2015-04 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802123534 CHECK CATALOG Donna Leon's "Death at La Fenice," the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrellithen a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in "Tosca." …More

The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus
By Goodkind, Terry
2015-07 - Tor Books
9780765383068 CHECK CATALOG
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind comes "The First Confessor," the prequel to the Sword of Truth, for the first time hardcover

In a time before legends had yet been born...
Married to the powerful leader of her people, safe among those gifted with great ability, Magda Searus is protected from a distant world descending into war. But when her husband, a man …More

The Garden of Burning Sand
By Addison, Corban
2014-05 - Quercus Books
9781623651299 CHECK CATALOG In "The Garden of Burning Sand," Addison, the bestselling author of "A Walk Across the Sun," creates a powerful and poignant novel that takes the reader from the red light areas of Lusaka, Zambia, to the gilded chambers of the Washington, D.C. elite, to the splendor of Victoria Falls and Cape Town. …More

Garden of Lies
By Quick, Amanda
2015-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399165153 CHECK CATALOG The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Otherwise Engaged" and "The Mystery Woman" presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end …More

The Girls of August
By Siddons, Anne Rivers
Read by Reading, Kate
2015-07 - Grand Central Publishing
9781478951711 CHECK CATALOG Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of …More

The Last Kind Words Saloon
By McMurtry, Larry
2015-06 - Liveright Publishing Corporation
9780393351194 CHECK CATALOG The triumphant return of Larry McMurtry with this ballad in prose: his heartfelt tribute to a bygone era of the American West. …More

Rock with Wings
By Hillerman, Anne
2015-05 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781504611077 CHECK CATALOG
Navajo tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito and their mentor, the legendary lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the "New York Times "bestselling author of "Spider Woman's Daughter."
Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away …More


Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:51pm
Substantial Small PlatesSue Hill5 StarsSeptember 10, 2015 Martha Stewart's AppetizersMartha Stewart back to book "Martha Stewart's Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors d'Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails" offers up tasty tidbits and tempting treats accompanied by lovely libations. This is a glorious graze-fest, done in "Martha Style", and it truly is a fabulous feast for foodies. It also introduced me to one of my new favorite food phrases: "substantial small plates".  I will say that the foods and drinks featured in this book are also mighty appealing for times when you want something really good, but you don't want to cook a full meal. I am writing this review in the sultry days of late August here in the West, and a cold plate of assorted goodies with a nice cool drink seems like the perfect after-work supper. Divided into five sections of recipes--Snacks, Starters, Small Plates, Stylish Bites, and Sips--the book also offers rules and tips for party planning and hosting. Organization plus inspiration makes things easier for you and goes a long way to ensure a houseful of happy guests


Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:44am
Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
Read by Mastrogiorgio, Danny
2015-08 - Little Brown and Company
9781478928010 CHECK CATALOG
"This is not a test"--every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality.

New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly: why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim …More

The Assassins
By Lynds, Gayle
2015-06 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781504606363 CHECK CATALOG

In 2003, in the chaos surrounding the Iraq War and the fall of Baghdad, a team of top freelance assassins infiltrates and then escapes the country with a near priceless treasure. Since then, there's been barely a whisper of a rumor of those men, the treasure, and what it actually means.

A decade later, Judd Ryder returns to the DC area from a covert operation in Iraq to see his …More

Benefit of the Doubt
By Griffin, Neal
Read by Cooper, Fleet
2014-08 - Brilliance Audio
9781480519220 CHECK CATALOG

Neal Griffin is a twenty-five year veteran of law enforcement. He's seen it all, from routine patrols to drug enforcement to homicide investigations, from corrupt cops to men and women who went far above and beyond the call of duty.
"Benefit of the Doubt" is a gripping thriller that exposes the dark underbelly of policing in small-town America, where local police departments now deal with …More

Broken Promise
By Barclay, Linwood
2015-10 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410481863 CHECK CATALOG
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "No Safe House" comes the first novel in an explosive trilogy about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town....

After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free …More

Devil's Bridge
By Fairstein, Linda
Read by Rosenblat, Barbara
2015-08 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781611764307 CHECK CATALOG
In her seventeenth Alexandra Cooper thriller, "New York Times"bestselling author Linda Fairstein takes readers where they have never been before: Inside the mind of NYPD Detective Mike Chapman.

The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City's most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world's busiest span for motor …More

By Brown, Sandra
Read by Lang, Stephen
2015-08 - Grand Central Publishing
9781478927433 CHECK CATALOG
From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But …More

Half a War
By Abercrombie, Joe
2015-07 - Del Rey Books
9780804178457 CHECK CATALOG
"New York Times "bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with "Half a King, "praised by George R. R. Martin as a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.

"Words are weapons."

Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only …More

The Insider Threat
By Taylor, Brad
2015-06 - Recoreded Books
9781490680804 CHECK CATALOG
In the eighth action-packed thriller in the 'New York Times' bestselling Pike Logan series, ISIS, the most maniacal terrorist organization the modern world has ever seen, is poised to make their most audacious strike yet. …More

Internship in Murder
By Bain, Donald
Author Truman, Margaret
Read by Hill, Dick
2015-08 - Brilliance Audio
9781501214028 CHECK CATALOG

Laura is a young intern in Washington, D.C., working for handsome and likable Congressman Hal Gannon. Laura falls for the charming Gannon, but when she catches a stewardess at Gannon's apartment, she vows to destroy him.
Private investigator Robert Brixton is a former cop who has also worked for the FBI. When Laura goes missing, Brixton is hired by Laura's family to gain insight into the …More

The Murderer's Daughter
By Kellerman, Jonathan
Read by Mazur, Kathe
2015-08 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781101889732 CHECK CATALOG
From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling creator of the acclaimed Alex Delaware series comes a tour de force standalone novel that illustrates perfectly why Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller ("People").

A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches perhaps …More

Power Surge
By Bova, Ben
2015-08 - Tor Books
9780765334978 CHECK CATALOG

Six-time Hugo winner Ben Bova brings us "Power Surge, "a gripping political thriller on the cutting-edge of science and technology
Dr. Jake Ross came to Washington, D.C., to make a difference. As the science advisor to a newly-elected freshman senator, Jake has crafted a comprehensive energy plan that employs innovative new technologies to make America the world's leader in energy production …More

Scents and Sensibility
By Quinn, Spencer
2015-07 - Atria Books
9781476703428 CHECK CATALOG
When a mysterious case of illegal cactus smuggling comes to their attention, Chet and his human P.I. companion, Bernie Little, find themselves in a prickly situation in this eighth book in the "New York Times" bestselling mystery series.

In the latest entry in the immensely popular Chet and Bernie mystery series, Private Investigator Bernie Little and his canine companion Chet return …More

Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel
By Macomber, Debbie
Read by King, Lorelei
Read by Macomber, Debbie
2015-08 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780553399004 CHECK CATALOG
Set in Cedar Cove's charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber's captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.

Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown close to her handyman, Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends and …More

Siren's Call
By Castle, Jayne
2015-07 - Jove Books
9780515155747 CHECK CATALOG
In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn't about to give up its secrets

In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That's why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He's knows the perfect one, but …More

Starlight on Willow Lake
By Wiggs, Susan
2015-08 - Mira Books
9780778317951 CHECK CATALOG
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together...and the secrets that tear them apart

When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and …More

Truth or Die
By Patterson, James
Author Roughan, Howard
2015-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407014 CHECK CATALOG
The truth will set you free-if it doesn't kill you first.

After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally hit his stride. He's found happiness with his girlfriend Claire Parker, a beautiful, ambitious journalist always on the hunt for a scoop. But when Claire's newest story leads to a violent confrontation, Trevor's newly peaceful life is shattered as he …More

The Woman Who Stole My Life
By Keyes, Marian
2015-07 - Viking
9780525429258 CHECK CATALOG
A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness?

In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage …More

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Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:00pm
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Seven Spoons by Tara O'Brady

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 3:02pm
Favorite Recipes for Any and Every DaySue Hill4.5 StarsAugust 14, 2015
Seven SpoonsTara O'Brady back to book
My expectations for this book were very high and Tara O'Brady did not disappoint in the least! Her recipes are outstanding and easy to follow and her writing is simply fantastic. I've been reading her blog for a few years and the whole reason I got hooked was the writing. It's elegant while still being wonderfully real and approachable. You feel like she's standing across the counter telling you a story as she cooks. Worth every penny and well worth reading cover to cover.


Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:00am
Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
By Brown, Rita Mae
2015-05 - Bantam
9780553392364 CHECK CATALOG
There s nothing like a tail well told. Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with an all-new mystery featuring Mary Minor Harry Haristeen, crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and ever-faithful Tee Tucker the corgi.


Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter. …More

Radiant Angel
By DeMille, Nelson
Read by Brick, Scott
2015-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9781478953241 CHECK CATALOG
""A soft breeze fluttered the white, blue, and red Russian flag in front of the U.N. mission. I remember when the Soviet hammer and sickle flew there. I kind of miss the Cold War. But I think it's back.""


After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York …More

Killer Frost
By Estep, Jennifer
Read by Sands, Tara
2014-02 - Brilliance Audio
9781469284088 CHECK CATALOG

I ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it s going to be a fight to the death most likely mine. Yeah, I ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic, and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side in Logan freaking Quinn, but I m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike s Champion, but at heart, I m …More

Midnight Frost
By Estep, Jennifer
Performed by Sands, Tara
2013-07 - Brilliance Corporation
9781469284033 CHECK CATALOG
"New York Times"-bestselling author Estep delivers the fifth installment of her paranormal seriesNwith edgy romance, snarky dialogue, and taut action that pulls readers into a thrilling world of myths, magic, and epic battles at the spellbinding Mythos Academy. …More

The Silenced
By Graham, Heather
Read by Gigante, Phil
2015-06 - Brilliance Audio
9781491505069 CHECK CATALOG

Where is Lara Mayhew?Lara, a congressman's media assistant, suddenly quits her job and disappears on the way to her Washington, DC, apartment.Novice FBI agent Meg Murray, a childhood friend of Lara's, gets a message from her that same night, a message that says she's disillusioned and "going home." To Richmond, Virginia. Meg discovers that she never got there. And bodies fitting Lara's …More

Day Shift
By Harris, Charlaine
2015-05 - Ace Books
9780425263198 CHECK CATALOG
In "Midnight Crossroad, " Charlaine Harris capture d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and took] it to another level" ("Houston Press"). Now the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you re on the way to someplace else

There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in …More

Cold Cold Heart
By Hoag, Tami
Read by Whelan, Julia
2015-01 - Brilliance Audio
9781480598843 CHECK CATALOG

A thrilling novel from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Tami Hoag, one of the most intense suspense writers around ("Chicago Tribune"). Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims. Nearly a year has passed since she survived her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep. Struggling with …More

A Deadly Web
By Hooper, Kay
Read by Bean, Joyce
2014-12 - Brilliance Audio
9781469214245 CHECK CATALOG

The new Bishop Files novel by the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The First Prophet" and the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novels.John Brodie is a Guardian, a member of a secret network devoted to protecting the psychics in his charge from a ruthless and virtually invisible enemy.Tasha Solomon is unaware of the Guardians existence until the night the gifted psychic suffers a shocking …More

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird
By Iggulden, Conn
2014-07 - Putnam Adult
9780399165368 CHECK CATALOG
Capturing the violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory. A page-turner sure to have readers eager for the next in the series.


"The first book in #1New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden s brilliant new historical series about two families who plunged England into a devastating, …More

Dry Bones
By Johnson, Craig
2015-05 - Viking
9780525426936 CHECK CATALOG
In the latest installment of Craig Johnson s "New York Times" bestselling Longmire series, Wyoming s beloved lawman takes on his coldest case yet

When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire s jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose …More

Language Arts
By Kallos, Stephanie
2015-06 - Houghton Mifflin
9780547939742 CHECK CATALOG
The new novel from the best-selling author of "Broken for You" spins the stories of a dedicated teacher, his enigmatic son, and a wartime survivor into an affecting tale of love, loss, and handwriting.

Charles Marlow teaches his high school English students that language will expand their worlds. But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son, or with his …More

Crown of Vengeance
By Lackey, Mercedes
Author Mallory, James
Performed by Rudd, Kate
2014-07 - Brilliance Audio
9781491502969 CHECK CATALOG
The world created by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory has its own history and legend--and one of the greatest is the story of the Elven Queen Vielissiar Faricarnon, who was the first to face the Endarkened in battle and the first to bond with a dragon. She worked some of the greatest magics her world has ever known, and paid the greatest Price. This is her story. …More

Wildfire in His Arms
By Lindsey, Johanna
2015-06 - Gallery Books
9781501105418 CHECK CATALOG
#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Johanna Lindsey's passionate new tale about a gunfighter running from his past who finds his future when he escorts a beautiful outlaw to her hanging. Featuring one of Lindsey's most intriguing heroes: the dangerous and mysterious Degan Grant from "One Heart to Win."

With his work in Montana completed now that the Callahan-Warren feud has ended in …More

Emma: A Modern Retelling
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2015-04 - Pantheon Books
9780804197953 CHECK CATALOG

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series deftly escorts Jane Austen s beloved, meddlesome heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling.

The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business. As she cultivates grand plans for the future, …More

The President's Shadow
By Meltzer, Brad
Read by Brick, Scott
2015-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781600247095 CHECK CATALOG
"A severed arm, found buried in the White House Rose Garden."

"A lethal message with terrible consequences for the Presidency.""And a hidden secret in one family's past that will have repercussions for the entire nation."

Following "The Inner Circle" and "The Fifth Assassin," #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with . . .



In Plain Sight
By Michaels, Fern
Read by Merlington, Laural
2015-06 - Brilliance Audio
9781491536612 CHECK CATALOG

The Bond of Sisterhood

For years Myra Rutledge and Annie de Silva, founding members of the Sisterhood, have funded an underground network run by former Supreme Court Justice Pearl Barnes to help women escape abusive relationships. When two of Pearl's clients fail to report for their weekly check-in, the Sisterhood and their allies begin a search for French model Amalie Laurent and her …More

14th Deadly Sin
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
Read by LaVoy, January
2015-05 - Little Brown and Company
9781478927983 CHECK CATALOG

With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect, the Women's Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city-and each other. With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women's Murder Club as they gather to …More

Off the Page
By Picoult, Jodi
Author Van Leer, Samantha
Illustrator Gilbert, Yvonne
2015-05 - Delacorte Press
9780553535563 CHECK CATALOG

From #1 "New York Times "bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and coauthor, Samantha van Leer, comes OFF THE PAGE, a tender and appealing romantic YA novel filled with humor, adventure, and just a little bit of magic.

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into …More

The Sound of Glass
By White, Karen
2015-05 - New American Library
9780451470898 CHECK CATALOG
The "New York Times "bestselling author of "A Long Time Gone" now explores a Southern family s buried history, which will change the life of the woman who unearths it, secret by shattering secret.

It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news Cal s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal s reclusive …More

Food 52 Genius Recipes

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:06pm
Food52 Genius RecipesKristen Miglore, Foreword by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs back to book
Genius Recipes, presented by the website Food52, is a book I have been anticipating for a long time. The “genius recipes” section of their website is a collection of breakthroughs in everyday cooking. In this cookbook they have collected the hundred best of those already carefully curated selections. I have been a huge fan of them for years because they have a talent for finding the most surprising takes on old favorites, and the most innovative techniques that simplify, rather than make recipes more complex.

The recipes in this book are written with clarity, successfully getting across the details of the steps without ever getting overwhelming. Sprinkled throughout are ingenious tips and ideas of how recipes can be altered to be more your own. There are stunning full color photographs of every finished recipe and many also have beautifully staged pictures of the process of making the dish. They could have framed prints of the set of photos showing making the chickpea stew with saffron, yogurt and garlic and I would happily have bought them.

As a result of being twice curated, every recipe in this book is a jewel. The English porridge and ginger fried rice have been habit-forming comfort food for me and my family. The exotic sounding sweet corn and black raspberry ice cream and the pasta with yogurt and caramelized onions are revelations with how finely balanced and lush the unlikely combinations mesh. The subtitle of Food52 Genius Recipes is “100 recipes to change the way you cook” and I can testify, they have certainly changed the way I approach each meal.

Superhero Training Camp

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:51pm
We had an amazing time at our Superhero training camp! This was held in conjunction with our summer storytime classes and followed the theme, "Every hero has a story".  Many thanks to our local heroes and visitors! The children enjoyed learning how police officers and fire fighters and EMT's help people and are everyday heroes. You may notice that many of the kids chose to wear their super hero T-shirts and costumes today.

Indy got to try on the fire fighter boots and try and walk!
Owen tried on the fire helmet. It was heavy!
Noah tried on the coat, boots and helmet.After our visitors, we began our training. We had the following stations: Lazer maze, brick wall smash, villain capture ring toss, lava pit rescue, villain catapult, weapon training pool noodle throw, agility test ping pong ball bounce. At the end of training we sat down to rest and watch an old Superman cartoon from the 1950's. Finally we took everyone outside and ate popsicles. What a great, fun way to end our Storytime session!
Crawl, roll or step over the red laser beams to get outside.
Rescue the bear, but don't fall in the hot lava!
Shake the ping pong balls out of your basket with out using your hands.
A shout out to Mr. Lorenzo Schumann for building our catapults! They work great!

Everyone got a chance to use their super punch or super kick to knock down the wall.
Mrs. Edwards rebuilds the brick wall for the next person.
Pool noodle throw. We used hula hoops for our targets.
Officer Weeks told us that we should learn our address, phone number and parent's names just in case we ever get lost. 
Officer Weeks showed us his gun, taser, and baton. He uses these tools to protect us and protect himself.
One more thanks to all the Mom's, Grandma's and Grandpa's who attended and helped with their children. Many hands make light work! Thanks to those to stayed to help clean up too.

Michele Schumann,
Children's Librarian

Shetland Island Mysteries

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:40am

If you like the series Shetland on PBS, you should try the books by Ann Cleeves.Available at the library as physical books on on OverDrive as eBooks!

Raven Black
By Cleeves, Ann
2008-06 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312359676 CHECK CATALOG
Outstanding Praise for "Raven Black"
" "
"A fine and sinister psychological novel in the Barbara Vine style. Cleeves is part of a new generation of superior British writers."
---"The Globe and Mail" (Canada)
"A riveting read."
---Val McDermid, author of "A Place"" of Execution" "Beautifully constructed . . . brings alive the tensions in a place where everyone knows everyone else …More

White Nights
By Cleeves, Ann
2009-06 - Minotaur Books
9780312384425 CHECK CATALOG
The critically acclaimed series starring Inspector Perez continues in this electrifying follow-up to "Raven Black, Book One of the Shetland Quartet." …More

Red Bones
By Cleeves, Ann
2010-09 - Minotaur Books
9780312384432 CHECK CATALOG
When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Then an elderly woman is fatally shot and detective Jimmy Perez is called in. As claustrophobic mists swirl around the island, Inspector Perez finds himself in the dark. …More

Blue Lightning
By Cleeves, Ann
2011-10 - Minotaur Books
9780312384449 CHECK CATALOG
When a woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, with feathers threaded through her hair, the islanders react with fear and anger. With no support from the mainland and only his fiance to help him, Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez has to investigate the old-fashioned way. …More

Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery
By Cleeves, Ann
2015-02 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250060952 CHECK CATALOG
Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from "Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones," and "Blue Lightning". …More

Thin Air
By Cleeves, Ann
2015-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250069948 CHECK CATALOG

Ann Cleeves is back with the sixth book in her Shetland series featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, whom readers will remember from "Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, " and "Dead Water."
A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends. But, one of them, Eleanor, disappears--apparently …More

The Rent Collector Online Book Chat

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:20pm
Centennial Online Book ChatsLog into Facebook to Jon the discussion of The Rent Collector by Camron Wright on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 at 7 p.m.
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100 Years of Baseball at Whigley Field

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:15am
A Nice Little Place on the North SideA History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Fieldby George F. Will
“George Will on baseball. Perfect.”—Los Angeles Times

In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?

Winding beautifully like Wrigley’s iconic ivy, Will’s meditation on “The Friendly Confines” examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field’s legend and the larger-than-life characters—from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks—who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs’ future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility.

In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.